Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rooting for 3 Rookies

RGIII, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson

Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III.  They could be the first threesome of starting NFL rookie Quarterbacks to make the playoffs.  The wait and weight are on you RGIII!  With Luck and Wilson locking up their playoff births yesterday, all that needs to happen is for RGIII to lead the Redskins to a win vs their division foe, the Dallas Cowboys, next week.  What makes each of these stories so appealing other than the rookie factor?

Andrew Luck was the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.  Not often does a team go from 2 wins, the first overall pick and the loss of a hall of fame quarterback (Peyton Manning) to 10 wins, clinching the playoffs by week 16, and immediately replacing one of the best of all time.  That has been the story of the Indianapolis Colts over the past year.  Throw in the fact that their head coach, Chuck Pagano, has been suffering from a life threatening illness, and will be returning next week…it’s a fairytale.  Will it end with a Super Bowl victory?  Stay tuned!

As an 18-year-old Russell Wilson passed up on a million dollar offer to play in the MLB.  Instead, goes to North Carolina State as a football and baseball star.  Gets drafted in the fourth round of the MLB draft, plays minor league.  Decides it’s not for him.  Feels instead it is better for him to go “back to school” (Billy Madison voice) in the freezing state of Wisconsin.   Leads his team to a BIG 10 championship and a Rose Bowl, breaking Wisconsin quarterback records but is labeled too short to have an impact in the NFL.  Enters Pete Carrol’s Seattle Seahawks, (4th round draft pick) with former Badger great, Darrell Bevell, as the offensive coordinator.  Beats out big time free agent Matt Flynn and absolutely tears up NFL defenses in their west coast offense.  Gets labeled by Chris Collinsworth to be the next Fran Tarkenton (for whatever thats worth).  Not to mention he married a good-looking girl.  It has been a great 12 months for Russell…

Perhaps the most electrifying of the three is RGIII.  Also a multi-sport athlete (track star), RGIII has dazzled defensive coordinators across the league with his speed.  This Heisman winning QB has also ran the west coast offense to near perfection.  It helps to have Mike Shanahan on his side, this guy knows how to coach successful quarterbacks.  Have you ever heard of the name John Elway!?  RGIII is tough as nails, never have I seen a 400 meter hurdle champion take so many hard hits in a year and continue to get back up.  Yes he missed a game, but I am predicting he will lead his team to a win verse The Godfather himself, Jerry Jones.

I like the uncommon.  These three are uncommon, about to do an uncommon thing, so uncommon it would be a first.

Get ’em rookies!!


3 of the Strongest High-Schoolers in the Country

Have a look for yourself 315 for 3 reps…be sure to read below the video…

This was the 3rd set of bench…after two basketball games of 21, and two previous worksets.  Oh yeah, it was also their 5th workout this week.

This workout was brought to you by Brad Kligora (spotter) with a special shout out to Drew Herma.

Meet the team (in order of appearance):

  1. Myself
  2. Tom Gabower-Janesville Craig High School-Jr-5’10”, 192 lbs.
  3. A.J. Natter-Milton High School-Sr-6’5″, 245 lbs. (Nebraska Cornhusker Recruit)
  4. Evan Shortreed-Janesville Craig High School-Jr-5’11”, 220

Those three have been on AdvoCare’s Spark, Mass Impact, Post Workout Recovery and Muscle Gain for five months.

Video of them fresh will be coming soon…might be scary.

@JustinSpaulding @BradKligora @Tom_Gabower @AJNatter @eshortreed_40


AdvoCare-A Lifetime of Opportunity

Parents and children, coaches and athletes, bosses and employees.  Everyone is looking for an increase in energy, better athletic performance, weight loss or just overall improvement of wellness.  Oh, did I mention a plan b income?  There are multiple solutions out there, but do all solutions find results?  Now I already had an AdvoCare post on Fanbox, but deleted my account and was not allowed to transfer the post to Word Press.

What is AdvoCare?  AdvoCare is a network marketing company specializing in healthy lifestyles.  They have the most effective and safe supplements on the planet.  There are 160+ products for newborns, grandparents and anyone in between.  Their products help resolve scenarios such as a lack of energy, sore joints, dehydration, obesity, etc, etc.

Now, what makes AdvoCare such a great company?  I have a few answers for that:

  1. The consumer is the distributor.  This allows for the companies profits to be shared, in extreme portions, with those who want to help other people reach their wellness goals.  It is not unreasonably hard to bring yourself an extra $1,000 per month in exchange for a consistent 2-3 hours per week.   The only place you can get the product is an individual distributor.  You cannot simply walk into a GNC, or Wal-Mart and find AdvoCare products on the shelf.  AdvoCare allows people to be involved in four different ways-which is something for another post.  There is a place for EVERYONE.
  2. AdvoCare’s Scientific-Medical Advisory Board.  This is how I can help many others, without having a dietician label to my name.  I do not need to know what every ingredient does, and I never claim to.  AdvoCare’s Sci-Med board consists of 8 scientists and researches that have been involved with universities such as UC-Davis and Yale and 275+ years of experience.  They have numerous awards and honors, you know what they put in the product is going to be safe and most effective.  Whenever someone wants to argue over why a product has “x” ingredient my response is simple and standard.  “Look, I don’t know and I don’t want to argue over ingredients.  If you think you have the credentials to argue with our Sci-Med board that is fine, but this is what works for me and makes me feel great.”
  3. Champion Endorsers.  Unlike any other company on this planet AdvoCare’s endorsers are financially uncompensated.  Instead they get $3,000 of free product per year.  So our National Spokesperson Drew Brees and other endorsers such as Colt McCoy and Jason Witten, to name two, take the product because THEY ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.  GNC has to pay their endorsers tens of thousands per year for a reason!Advocare
  4. Informed Choice.  This is another reason why the endorsers are financially uncompensated.  Informed choice tests for all professional, collegiate and olympic sports banned substances.  Athletes never have to worry about positive drug tests if AdvoCare supplements are what they are putting in their body.  And as a collegiate athlete, I was on ten products when I got tested in the fall of 2011.  All results negative.
  5. The consumer is the distributor.  Just thought I should mention this again.  With it being Christmas, I know of a family who has been able to go above and beyond with gifts for their children this year because AdvoCare allowed them to help others and be compensated for it!

AdvoCare is full of great people and I have many outstanding stories that I will profile here on Word Press.  I will be highlighting two AdvoCare stories per month in which I will interview someone who has had a life changing experience with AdvoCare.  My goal is to share stories, those from all different backgrounds, to make a connection to either help you grow your current AdvoCare business or to get you started and involved.  Stay tuned, the first story next week is a dandy! 🙂

Have a Merry Christmas, and if our connection fails until then, a Happy New Year.

Make everyday count!

Making the Switch & Why Blog?

After blogging on Fanbox for a couple of months, I am now diving head first into Word Press waters.  If you are a past follower hopefully you make the transition with me.  If not new eyes will follow sooner or later-hopefully it’s more than one set of eyes.  (Cyclopes, I’m sorry for the discrimination.)

Many people blog with false hopes of gaining tens to hundreds of thousands of readers/subscribers.  I HATE the word unrealistic, but very few will accomplish even 100 readers.  So when people ask me why I blog I think of four reasons:

  1. I use blogging as a tool to work on my written communication skills.  Regrettably, I was never one to pay much attention in English class growing up.  I was the kid picking my nose and shooting spitballs at various targets.  By the time I started to care about English I was well into college-go ahead and poke fun of me and/or correct me when I make an error!
  2. Blogging about topics that interest me, or events I’ve personally attended, etc, etc, help me learn and remember more.  I also like to stir up some controversy to get the pot brewing.  NOT EVERYTHING I POST IS NECESARILY MY BELIEF!
  3. Tons of things run through my head.  Some clever, some quite stupid, I use blogging to further explore them.
  4. I will use it as a journal when I go on trips, in the future I want to be able to reflect.

For those who have or have not thought about creating a blog I would highly encourage it.  It will open your mind, or perhaps give you a fresh perspective on various life topics.  Do not let what others think about you or your blogs affect you.  If you just be you, and are proud to be you, your personal growth is unlimited!